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Police are investigating back-to-back unrelated incidents which occurred at intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Gould Place Wednesday.

A pedestrian was struck and a two-car crash occurred within an hour of each other at the same intersection of downtown Caldwell Wednesday.

Little is known at this time about the incidents, which are believed to be unrelated. The accidents remain under investigation by the Caldwell Police, which was not available to comment immediately.

According to Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing, who was on the scene, a pedestrian was struck by a car while attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Gould Place. The woman was transported to the hospital complaining of hip pain, Dassing said.

It is unknown at this time who the driver was.

Shortly after the pedestrian was taken away in an ambulance, what appears to be a two-car accident occurred at the same intersection, sending a silver Hyundai up onto the southeast sidewalk. The driver of the car, a woman, was unharmed. Her car was towed away from the scene and she was offered a ride home by Caldwell Police.

The Hyundai stopped right up against , without causing major damage to the building’s façade other than cracking a wooden trim along the bottom of the window.

Patch will update this story once more details are known.

*Editor's note: The article previously read that the car on the sidewalk was a Honda.

Stephen Craig June 16, 2011 at 03:54 PM
Sad. Another pedestrian hit in Caldwell. Another car runs up on the sidewalk. When does it end. When is the 25mph speed limit and related laws going to be enforced?
Douglass J. Denman June 16, 2011 at 08:51 PM
Yes - once again. Another accident , another pedestrian hit. It is open season along Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell. Maybe, someday the police will enforce the speed laws in Caldwell. MAYBE !!!
Giokas July 07, 2011 at 08:29 PM
a light needs to be put on Gould and Bloomfield Ave.
Pam Vaillancourt July 16, 2011 at 12:19 PM
I agree. Firstly I live on Gould Place and rarely make a left onto Bloomfield Avenue due to the speeding cars coming from both directions. The speed limit is 25 NOT 35 or 45. Perhaps if a light was put on Gould and Bloomfield it would slow down the traffic. Wait perhaps the police should put speed traps out on Westville and Gould the town would make a lot of money due to the speeders.


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